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Thanksgiving Cookie Countdown: Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cutouts

Thanksgiving Cookie Countdown has begun!!

This week’s newsletter started off our Cookie Countdown Season!

We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe.  Let me know how they come out.

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Here is the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cut-Out Cookies

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Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup Crisco® all-vegetable shortening (1 baking stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Thin Icing:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons warm water, more if needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Food coloring, optional (see post for more on how I decorated these cookies)
  • For the Thick Icing:
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • Food coloring, optional

Instructions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice until well combined. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, combine the shortening and sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually beat in the flour, mixing just until combined.
  • Using lightly floured hands, divide the dough in half. It will be a little crumbly, but will easily come together when pressed. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each half to a 1/4-inch thickness for crispy cookies or 3/8-inch thickness for softer cookies.
  • Cut with 3-inch candy corn and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters. Carefully place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared sheets.
  • Bake, one sheet at a time, for 10 to 11 minutes, or until the cookies have puffed up and are golden brown at the edges. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Thin Icing:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water, salt, and food coloring (if using); whisk well. If the icing appears too thin to hold its shape, add a little more confectioners’ sugar; if the icing appears a little too thick to easily pipe, add a little more water. You can play around here until you reach your preferred consistency.
  • Pour the icing into a piping bottle and decorate cookies as desired.

For the Thick Icing:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat together the lemon juice and egg whites on low speed until just combined.
  • Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Divide the frosting in several bowls, and color as needed.

Notes

Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/pumpkin-spice-cut-cookies/

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Let art inspire you with the art of P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio.

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Home decor setting with the artwork of P Buckley Moss. The River's Joy limited edition print. Features a man fishing in a river with pant legs rolled, in a background of the view of the river's edge.

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Little Marguerite limited edition print by P Buckley Moss is printed in respect to all P.E.O. groups across the country for their work in assisting women in education.

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Little Marguerite and Seven Sisters limited edition art prints by P Buckley Moss,

has been printed in honor of all P.E.O. groups across the country

for their work in assisting women in education.

 

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Etchings

 

Cat Wine Glass by P Buckley Moss. Joyfully decorated with the Moss iconic black cat face.

Wine Glasses

 

Deep Blue Sea limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features dolphins playing under the sea. A blend of turquoise and blues for the waters and light and dark gray for the sea creatures.

Large Square Prints

Cinders tapestry pillow with artwork by P Buckley Moss features her ever popular black cat. Pillow image in shades of blue, white and black.

Pillows

 

 

Original watercolor miniature painting by P Buckley Moss featuring the side view of horse head and neck. Copper horse with brown-black main with background of blended turquoise, rose, tangerine and earth tones.

Original Watercolors

P Buckley Moss Moon Beam Ornament with child sitting on the moon with Pink and blue background.

Porcelain Ornaments

 

Slumber Party limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a girl's night out together at a overnight stay. Shades of rose, blue, cream and black.

Rare Prints at Issue Price

Rare Prints

 

Purrfect, limited edition print by artist P Buckley Moss features a realistic cat in cream colors on a floor of beautiful blues and background of grays and darker blue/black.   Sisters in Arms is a rare limited edition print that features two girls or sisters embracing each other. Floral border in the form of a pointed arch over the girls.Boxer from the dog collection of artist P Buckley Moss features the boxer breed in colors of brown and white with black muzzle. Background in grays and light blue.

Popular Prints – Cats, Children and Dog Collections.

 

 

Baylor's Mill limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a mill in Virginia in a landscape of shades of green with rose house building and cream and white barn.     Dawn at the Cape limited editin print by P Buckley Moss features two geese at the beach sheltered by reeds with lighthouse in the background. Colors of rust, tans and golden hues with aqua sky.          Clover Ankle socks by Solmate. Lime, gold, purple and lavender.

Popular Prints – Rural Landscape, Lighthouses and Solmate Sock Collections.

 

Easy Summer Comfort Food

Recipe for Chicken Primavera Spaghetti Squash Boats

Recipe:
Chicken Primavera Spaghetti Squash Boats
FOR SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 medium spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
FOR PRIMAVERA FILLING + TOPPING
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped

1 orange bell pepper, chopped.Recipe for Chicken Primavera Spaghetti Squash Boats

1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1 medium zucchini, cut into half moons
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. lemon zest
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 1/2 c. cooked shredded chicken
1 c. shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Drizzle cut sides of spaghetti squash with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly. Using a fork, break up squash strands.
  2. Meanwhile, make primavera filling: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and pepper and cook until mostly tender, 3 to 4 minutes, then add tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, and lemon zest. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Stir in chicken and remove from heat.
  3. Divide mixture between spaghetti squash halves and stir to combine. Top each spaghetti squash with cheese and return to oven to melt, 5 minutes.
  4. Top with Parmesan and parsley to serve.

What we hear in the Gallery…

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When we have events in Waynesville and in our gallery, we always enjoy new people coming in to visit.  This past weekend during our “Back to the 80’s” event,  a lady stopped by and shared that she was a local resident of Waynesville and one of the things she and her son looked forward to during these past few months, was to take evening walks through downtown Waynesville. They loved checking out the window displays of the shops. She said he son was always so excited to see what art we had placed in our window.  He is just two years old and is already noticing what a difference art makes in life.  I love when people share experiences and glad that we are helping her son appreciate art; loving, growing and experiencing what art can do for our minds and soul.  One of our little visitor’s favorite displays was of a very large fish, Shimmering In The Depths
I thought it was amazing that such a small child looked forward to art. At only two years old, he’s already developing an appreciation for art images and looks forward to the joy it adds to everyday life. I thought of the blog from last year about how art is important to children. This blog remains one of our most visited pages of our website.

 

 

 

 

Let Art Inspire: Newsletter

Celebrating America & Waynesville, Ohio’s 223 Birthday…

Free Raffle Tickets With Purchase

 

Our Strength and Beauty limited edition giclee print by P Buckley Moss features an American Eagle in flight with full wing span. Multicolored background of soft aqua, peach pink and white.

Artwork gives the finishing touch to any home decor project. Limited edition print by American Artist P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

P Buckley Moss American Flag Collection

July's Baby, Baby Months of the year series (A child print representing each month) captures the love of artist, P. Buckley Moss, for children and family. Colors of red, white and blue for the flag, white and gray plus tans and rust in the basket.                  Michael's Flag, rare, limited edition print by American artist P Buckley Moss shows the artist's patriotism through the painting of our American flag. Red, white and blue with shades of light and darker aqua and the artist's love of using black.

 

Home of the Brave features American and Confederate flags waving in the wind with bold black iconic tree and canon in a background of a misty morning light.             Home of the Brave limited edition print by P Buckley Moss, framed and hanging in an entryway by the door on caliente walls.

 

Fourth of July P Buckley Moss Goose features the Moss iconic goose on a background of the American flag in red, white and blue.

 

4th of July Food

Salty Banana Pudding

Recipe: Salty Peanut and Banana Pudding

INGREDIENTS
1/3 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/4 tsp. fine salt
2/3 c. + 3 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 c. whole milk
4 lg. egg yolks
1 3/4 c. heavy cream divided
1/3 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract, divided
50 vanilla wafers
4 med. ripe bananas, sliced
3/4 c. chopped roasted and salted peanuts, divided

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together flour, salt, and 2/3 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Whisk in milk, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and a pudding like consistency, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  2. Arrange 25 wafers (slightly overlapping) in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Top with half of banana slices, 1/4 cup peanuts. Cover and chill 4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/4 cups cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium high with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts.

 

 

Raffle Basket Giveaway Fourth of July Weekend

Canada Goose Gallery basket donation for the 223 Waynesville Birthday event.

Canada Goose Gallery basket donation for the

 

223 Waynesville Birthday event Basket Raffle Giveaway.Canada Goose Gallery Raffle Basket

Handcrafted rope basket with embroidery design.
Rose Colored photo Frame.
Bottle of Wine.
2 P Buckley Moss Geese Wine Glasses.
1 Pair of Solmate Socks.
1 Spray Bottle of Maven Hand Sanitizer. (Mint scented).
1 Red, White & Blue Necklace.
$25 Gift Card to Canada Goose Gallery
Win one of 10 different baskets donated by Waynesville Merchants! Earn one free raffle ticket for every $20 spent! Drawing July 5th at 5:00pm.
BONUS: A cash purchase at the gallery between July 1-July 5 will also enter you in a drawing for one of (5) $25 gift certificates to the gallery.
CALL: 513-897-4348

Fourth of July Cake

Fourth of July Cake recipe

Too pretty to eat!

Waynesville History Cards

I love that Waynesville has been around for 223 years! So much history and resilience.

Ohio HIstory day is celebrated in Waynesville Ohio with a boxed set of history cards

Vintage photos of Waynesville in the early 1900’s and before. The town as it was and the way the town looked then in a 60 card set. Cards sold ($20) to support Waynesville Merchants Association.  Great gifts!

 

Inspiring Home Spaces

WORKING AT HOME INSPIRATIONS

Summer fun art by P Buckley Moss Lighthouses and children enjoying a cottage and beach.

A dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. This is a tough thing to do in recent weeks but we have just the inspiration you need to create a space that is bright, colorful, and keeps you working productively.

Why add art to your home office? Because art in the workplace can reduce stress and improve productivity, according to results from a new study from Home Beautiful Magazine.
Commissioned by leading art experts, the study found that 50% of people who work at home have no artwork! But almost a third of the people (29 %t) believe that artwork should be installed in workplaces to improve productivity! (and this came ahead of sleep pods, ping pong tables or beanbag chairs).
Today, we need more than productivity. In this study, 27% of those with art in their office said it makes them feel happy, and another 21% said it makes them feel peaceful.
Is it time to rethink your home office space? Here is some inspiration!

Brighten Up Your Home

Wise Spirit giclee on canvas by P Buckley Moss features a white horse head with colorful background of blues, peach, pink and turquoise.

Floral Rhapsody giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a large modern bouquet of colorful flowers on a turquoise background.

Office spaces decorated with the art of P Buckley Moss. Duchess horse limited edition print in colors of rust for the horse and a blue background with highlights of yellow and earth tones.

Across the Meadow giclee on paper by P Buckley Moss features a white lamb with background of earth tones, blues and turquoise.

The Value of Community

Jigsaw Puzzles Improve Your Memory! Solving puzzles helps reinforce existing connections between our brain cells.It also increases the generation of new relationships. This, in turn, improves mental speed and thought processes.  Jigsaw puzzles are especially good for improving short-term memory.

So clear off the table and exercise your brain!

P Buckley Moss art United in Faith 500 piece puzzle. Rainbow of colors with bold black tree in the foreground.

United In Faith Jigsaw Puzzle by P Buckley Moss

 

History Repeats Itself

Over 100 Years Ago: The United States was dealing with a similar flu pandemic.  Masks, sheltering in place, school and business closures–they were real then and now!  I think it is is good to look at history so that the present can have some perspective.   As I find new images I will share them here.

Flu History Article

 

COMFORT FOOD

Comfort Food Beef Stew suggestion from Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

BEEF STEW

Ingredients
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 lb. beef chuck stew meat, cubed into 1″ pieces
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
2 stalks celery, chopped
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. tomato paste
6 c. low-sodium beef broth
1 c. red wine
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried or fresh thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1 lb. baby potatoes, halved
1 c. frozen peas

Comfort Food Beef Stew suggestion from Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add beef and cook until seared on all sides, 10 minutes, working in batches if necessary. Transfer beef to a plate.
  2. In the same pot, cook onion, carrots, and celery until soft, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook until garlic is fragrant and tomato paste has darkened, 2 minutes.
  3. Add beef back to dutch oven then add broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and bay leaves.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer until beef is tender, 30 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 15 minutes.
Remove bay leaves. Stir in peas and cook until warmed through, 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley beforE serving.

The Lessons of Art and Faith

Christianity In Art

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Art brings to life something that cannot be expressed with mere words. The visual experience of the forms and colors expressed by an artist can evoke emotions felt deeply in ones soul. For Christians around the world, and throughout time, art is a moment of reflection on our faith. The deep and profound expression of our inner voice is spoken as we look upon an artist’s vision of their deepest beliefs.

 

Art is so much more than paint on canvas or figures chipped from stone. Men and women around the world have stared at statues and paintings for centuries in rapture. It is not uncommon for us to be moved to tears by the inclusive colors and textures. Art somehow finds a way to enter into the purest part of our faith. And surprisingly, this was part of the original Christian thinkers intention.
In the time of Christ and the early Church, art gave a voice to a world where few people could read and write. Its colors and subjects were a voice to the masses of people in communities who struggled to understand their purpose. Art gave them a roadmap to their faith!
Christian art is also very much about the artist. For P. Buckley Moss, her faith is at the core of who she is as a person, a mother, an artist. As Easter approaches this week, during this shelter-in-place reality that we are all a part of, art can bring to us the community we all crave right now. To look upon the crucifiction and celebrate the sacrifice made for us is something somber and refreshing.

My All is a limited edition print by P Buckley Moss featuring Christ on the cross. Colors are turquoise with a splash of gold and white blank spaces.

This week let us all celebrate our faith. Take a moment to reflect upon our beliefs and embrace the beauty that only art can share with us in such a deeply personal part of our lives.
And share your reflections with others, with me. Just as Pat painted her vision with deep, heavy strokes of color, so should we share the beauty and blessings that come from a life of deep faith.
Be safe everyone. Reach out to as many people as you can to check on them and give them a moment of community. We are all in this together–what better lesson can Easter week give us?
The Value of Community
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Sharing Work and Fellowship limited edition print is a barn raising theme with colors of cream, soft turquoise and earth colors.

 

In a time when our community is “virtual” we are collectively appreciating all the things that our neighbors contribute to our lives. Pat Moss spent many years of her artistic life exploring the communities in and around the Shenandoah Valley. She loved the communities that Quakers built and often spent time sketching and painting their simpler way of life. What does community mean to you? Are you missing the moments shared? We should all take this solitude and explore the meaning of community. I have a feeling it will be far more valuable!

History as a Lesson in Hope

Headlines from The Columbus Dispatch in 1918
from October 11 on the left to November 8 on the right.
CREDIT THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH / COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Ohio’s major cities reacted to these closure orders at varying paces. Cincinnati had already closed most public gathering places on October 5, Dayton closed with the October 8th order, Columbus and Cleveland started to fall in line and got everything closed by the 14th, Toledo received the state order a few days late, but started closures once they got word.
No one was happy about the closures. Cincinnati theatres convinced the city to stay open through Sunday, October 6th so that their current shows could finish their run. Columbus’s Health Officer, Dr. Louis Kahn closed theatres just before the Governor’s suggestions were issued. However, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce asked that a previously planned concert at Memorial Hall be allowed to go on, because only a higher class of person would attend (and assumedly, they would not spread disease). In Cleveland, police arrested various people breaking public gathering laws, including a group of Jewish men holding religious services, a candy shop owner and their patrons, and a gambling game (the gamblers insisted that they were not gambling, but the police insisted that was not why they were being arrested).

Lifting Our Spirits Through Gratitude

 

An array of Garden Vegetables

All of us are beginning to feel the “rock-bottom” reality of a virus that has strangled every country in the world. It feels overwhelming.
My morning process is simple: I worry about my husband, my kids, my friends, and then I think about my fellow Waynesville merchants, and how we have been thrown into a holding pattern we didn’t expect, plan for, or even understand!
All of our fun events are now on hold. Our momentum was just beginning to build from the cold of winter into the lovely days of spring. Spring will pass, and then it will be the panic of summer. Hopefully!
I was visited last week by a dear friend; a fellow merchant, and a hardworking man who grew up in Waynesville and raising his family there. He purchased the local grocery store in town, Hometown Market, after working there since he was sixteen and has been serving the area for many years. He has recently refurbished this store, planned out a dedicated sitting area for workers in town that need a place to sit for lunchtime meals that he prepares in the deli area. He serves a variety of breakfast items as well as a balanced assortment of prepared foods for lunch and dinner. It is oh so handy to swing by for a takeout of their homemade soups on the days when I leave the gallery late (and hate to cook after an hour drive home.)
He always seems to look ahead for what people need and how he can better serve their needs, making everyone’s life just a little easier. Oh, how I do love that about the Hometown Market! I know that as a small grocer, he and his staff have worked very hard to have shelves filled and the store operating as usual. But these times are not normal times at all! Like every business today, they are having to reinvent how they do day to day business and often have had to search out new suppliers because their regular suppliers are sold out. Ron goes above and beyond by picking up the products they need himself when supplier delivery is overwhelmed.He never wants his customers to wait longer than they need to. I can’t even imagine the new nightmare of incorporating different brands into inventory, different pricing, different scans, and then getting all these issues solved promptly while his customers line up outside in hopes of finding food.

Empty Grocery Store Shelves                   Full Grocery Shelves

I know how frustrating it has been when we are trying to find things we need on the shelves and encounter empty shelves. It is surreal to walk down the aisles and see maybe one box of macaroni and cheese and then nothing!

 

Grocery workers have to be some of the hardest working people right now. They have taken the challenge and are carrying the weight for all so we have food. Give your grocery workers a big “Thank You” the next time you visit and on your next trip to Waynesville, stop by Hometown Marketplace and let Ron and his staff know you heard what great community supporters they are; then take home a soup of the day carry out!

 

Despite very long hours and even less sleep, Ron made a special trip to our gallery last week to pick up more of our fundraising History Card sets to sell in his store for the Waynesville Merchants Association. Hometown Market has consistently been our number one history card seller! Ron shrugs it off by telling me how important it is to

Waynesville History Cards featuring the many historic buildings in Waynesville Ohio

support one another; small business is the backbone of our country!  Thank you, Ron, for always thinking about your fellow Waynesville merchants, your customers, and our community. Thank you for supporting all the merchants in your town, and for just being a great person to have in our corner—jolly and all smiles in the good times and so very supportive and helpful in times like these!  Let’s all remember that supporting small businesses all over is key to keeping America healthy!

Getting Through Tough Times Together

The message is Let Art Comfort and Inspire You, the image is a little girl slumped over a table with a black cat in her arms.

If you are like me, you wake up in the morning thinking it’s a typical day, then you remembered: Everything as we know it has now changed.
I’m thinking about the Depression a lot. How did an entire world, an entire generation of people survive, what was then, the most horrible of global crisis?
Somehow our ancestors survived. No work, no food, and no hope. Men jumping out of windows and women left to raise their children alone, without income or opportunity. Prohibition was on. There was only a radio. People lined up for hours for bread and water.
I think that we are in for an extended period of uncertainty. Despite having the internet, literally at our fingertips, we are not being given all the information we need to feel safe. But there is something inspirational in thinking about history.
One famous quote puts it in perspective by the author, John Steinbeck. He was talking about the Depression and what it felt like when they woke up:
“How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him–he has known a fear beyond every other.”
Hunger, despite all the empty grocery store shelves, is not our worry, at least not today. But fear is real. Or is it?
Daddy with Child print features a sweet little child with dad's arms wrapped around as they contemplate what they mean to each other.
F.E.A.R. is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Be sure to sort through your thoughts. We know what we need to do to keep this virus from entering into our lives–so do that. We cannot be with our loved ones, so we must trust that they, too, are doing everything they can to be safe. And we know that our country and our government, no matter who is in charge, will not-cannot-and has never let us down in times of crisis.

We are a community, and because we have the internet we can teach our children from home, we can see our parents and family right from our mobile phones, and we can be inspired and comfort others in our community.Three baby lambs standing in a field yet hoping for some attention and love from someone.

I challenge each one of you to reach out to neighbors–slip notes in their mailboxes, introduce yourself, let them know your name, your phone number, and your willingness to help them. Doing things for others is the quickest way to calm the storm of fear in our bellies.
And for me?  I am a strong advocate for how art can inspire our lives, so that is what I will do in the weeks ahead. Inspire you with stories and beauty, and encourage you to share your own stories of courage and beauty as well!
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Wow, what a moving article!

Who Is Always There To Love Us?

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives
and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason.
Only when we have overcome them
will we understand why they were there.”

– Paulo Coelho, ‘The Fifth Mountain’.

 

Trusting Love is a limited edition print by P Buckley Moss featuring a small dog looking with longing eyes for attention.

 

Irresistible Limited Edition Print by P Buckley Moss features a dog longing for attention with background of light blue, lavender and earth tones.

Realistic black cat print by P Buckley Moss, artist.

Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.

 

Spirit of Freedom is a large Giclee print that has garnered extreme interest and popularity with collectors especially those with the wall space to hang this exceptional image. Taken from an original watercolor that once hung in the permanent collection of the P Buckley Moss Museum, the Giclee reproduction process is nearly a perfect recreation of the original. The giclee is a digital process that is produced by a large printer that “spits or sprays” the ink onto the archival paper or canvas recreating both color and texture of the original unlike any other printing process.

Moss’ horses are almost always created with flowing lines which is a characteristic of her style and this work is no exception. The flowing main and flaring nostrils indicate the pronounced power of the horse as well as the symbolism of freedom and sensuality. Early in her career during a show, a person asked her why she didn’t paint nudes and she pointed to one of her horses and said, “Look at that beautiful horse,” to which the gentleman replied, “Touche!”

The soft pastel colors in the background, the indication of landscape in the very minimalist way speak to Pat’s artistic training as a professional artist and lends to a visual style like no other. Those who are not aware of this artist often recognize either her horses or her geese even if they don’t know who she is!

Spirit of Freedom  |  Issued in 2001 |  Giclee on the finest quality paper
Image Size: 44 x 21-1/4 Inches. Paper Size 46 x 23-1/4 Inches | Edition: 250 and 25 Artist’s Proof

 

Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.                 Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.

 

How To Start Collecting Art

When considering what to hang on your walls, which can be anything from Fiber art, Native American masks, photography, or paintings – the ultimate in wall art – take your time making a decision, and go with your heart.

Establish a relationship with a gallery that understands how to preserve the value and beauty of your art or follow an artist who shares your aesthetic values and understands your unique perspective of the world and allows you emotional connections to the artwork. A gallery owner is an individual who should be someone you feel comfortable with and that you trust understands your need and vision for your home and art collection. They should ask about the rooms and space that you wish to add such works of art so that you can achieve your goal of making a space for you and your family that feels just the way you wish.  Read Full Blog Post